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Great models doing great things on the tabletop as always, Tallarn Commander. Reading your exploits and looking at your sweet models is helping me get my hobby mojo back.

I have been reading up on this last page of your exploits in the end of 7th and the beginning of 8th! It makes me anxious to start working on my Inquisitor, her bodyguard, and the Elysians that are going to make up the bulk of my army. I want to follow a similiar format to yours as a project log and a war diary!


Please consider posting the inquisition stuff in the Agehntd forum. We need more WIP there.

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Hi everyone,

 

 

During my last game my armies' leader, Captain Scheherazade, took a dive off of the table during my game.  Sadly, her bolter broke off.  I was just going to glue it back on when I got inspired to give her a powerfist and plasma pistol.

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And here are some other WIP shots...

 

The stormtroopers and mortars are shaping up for next Saturday's tournament

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And since powerfists are a wee bit cheaper I'm in the process of rebasing and dusting off Lieutenant Colonel Khomeini, leader of 7th Battalion.  I'll use him as a company commander.  He'll replace Lord Commissar Abra, freeing up enough points for a small ratling squad.  According to my fluff Captain Scheherazade will still lead my detachment and be my warlord. Khomeini will be present in an unofficial advisorial role.

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And I've added side mounted magnetized sentinel chainsaws to a couple of my scout sentinels. In test games the sentinel chainsaws are sometimes nice to have, but they usually don't do much. But I also have ork and chaos armies so adding a huge freaking chainsaw to an IG walker makes perfect sense to me. I've moved the heavy weapons magnet so that my heavy weapons are underslung rather than side mounted. Over the next couple of years I'll slowly convert all my sentinels to this configuration.

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Also, yesterday I learned that my friendly local gaming store (FLGS) is going out of business.  RIP Games and Gizmos in Kirkland, Washington, in the United States. I'm fortunate in that I have 4 other FLGS' in the Seattle-Everett area with a 40K scene: Card Kingdom in Seattle, PFC Games in Edmonds, Games Workshop in Lynnwood, and my favorite, Mugu Games in Everett.  But my round trip to a game just went from 10 minutes to 90 minutes and fuel/wear and tear on my car costs also went up dramatically.

 

For those of you fortunate enough to have a FLGS near you I encourage you to support them with some of your gaming dollars. Games and Gizmos said online competition killed them. 

 

 

 

Take care,

Tallarn Commander,

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Khomeini Looks like he knows how to party. Should be good for morale
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And since powerfists are a wee bit cheaper I'm in the process of rebasing and dusting off Lieutenant Colonel Khomeini, leader of 7th Battalion. I'll use him as a company commander. He'll replace Lord Commissar Abra, freeing up enough points for a small ratling squad. According to my fluff Captain Scheherazade will still lead my detachment and be my warlord. Khomeini will be present in an unofficial advisorial role.

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He looks great! Was he a GW model back in the day?

I wish the sentinel chainsword was +1A ... then I'd probably take it. -1AP just isn't worth it for me

Yeh that sucks the trek has become so long! One of the FLGs here closed temporarily due to essentially mismanagemenr. They have since reopened fortunately. Im not sure if its any closer but I have a friend who plays at Meeples in Seattle which seem to have a good vibe going on.
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Bjorn, yes, I like the look of the underslung guns as well. I saw the conversion done years ago somewhere and copied it.

Bob, you're right, Khomeini is a dynamic model. He almost looks like he's cheering. :)

Duz, his top half is Sheik Almad Shufti. He was a character in the horse light cavalry unit called Al Muktar's Desert Dogs for Warhammer Fantasies' Regiments of Reknown line of mercenaries. I had a Dogs of War/Regiments of Reknown army back in the day. Now the army is gathering dust because I'm not a fan of Age of Sigmar. Khomeini's bottom half is from a Tallarn lasgunner.

I'll have to check out Meeples Games out in west Seattle. I didn't know it had a 40K scene. It's a bit far for me, but on a weekend the traffic out to west Seattle from Kirkland wouldn't be too bad. Thanks for the FYI!
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Hello everyone,

 

Here's the list I'm taking to a 2000 point tournament tomorrow. It's the last hurrah for my FLGS Games and Gizmos since its closing at the end of the month

 

 

Tallarn Brigade Detachment: Alpha Company, 7th Battalion, Tallarn 23rd Light Infantry Regiment

 

HQ

-Captain Scheherazade, powerfist, plasma pistol, Aquila

-Captain Al'Rahem, power sword, plasma pistol, Dagger

-Captain Mustafa, tank commander, "Death Wish," Leman Russ, heavy bolter, 2 plasma cannons

Scheherazade will support troopers in my deployment zone, Al'Rahem will outflank with Blue Platoon. I'll make Mustafa into a "commissar" tank and he'll buff morale in my deployment zone.

 

ELITES

-Lt. Mecca

-Alpha Company Command Squad, regimental standard, 2 sniper rifles

-Desert Scimitars Special Weapons Squad, 3 plasma guns

Mecca will advance with Gold Platoon. Alpha Company will provide morale support in my deployment zone. The Scimitars SWS will outflank with Blue Platoon.

 

TROOPS

-Red Platoon, 3 infantry squads of 10 troopers, 3 lascannons, 3 plasma guns

-Gold Platoon, 3 infantry squads of 10 troopers, 3 missile launchers, 3 plasma guns, 3 plasma pistols

-Blue Platoon, 3 infantry squads of 10 troopers, 3 heavy bolters, 3 plasma guns, 3 plasma pistols

Red Platoon sets up a base of fire in my deployment zone. Gold Platoon advances to midfield to gain board control and grab objectives. Blue Platoon outflanks.

 

FAST ATTACK

-Blue 1, scout sentinel, autocannon, sentinel chainsaw

-Blue 2, scout sentinel, autocannon, sentinel chainsaw

-Blue 3, scout sentinel, autocannon, sentinel chainsaw

-Desert Dogs, 8 rough riders

 

HEAVY SUPPORT

-Desert Mombas, heavy weapons squad, 3 mortars

-"Faith and Metal," Leman Russ, 3 heavy bolters

-"Emperor's Champion," Leman Russ, 3 heavy bolters

 

 

Tallarn Spearhead Detachment

 

HQ

-Colonel Khomeini, powerfist

 

ELITES

-Liaison Officer Lieutenant Zaim, Master of Ordnance

 

HEAVY SUPPORT

-"In Nomine Imperator," Manticore, heavy bolter

-"Slaughterer," Basilisk, heavy bolter

-"Vengeance," Basilisk, heavy bolter

 

Total=2,000 points; 13 command points; 107 infantry, 8 cavalry, 6 tanks, 3 walkers

 

 

The fluff for this list  is that a standard Tallarn 23rd  infantry company (3 platoons of 3 squads) has been reinforced with some support elements.  Captain Scheherazade's force is reinforced by a Russ squadron from the Cadian 9th Armored Regiment and a self-propelled artillery section from the Valhallan 337th Artillery Regiment. Both the Cadian and Valhallan vehicles have been temporarily repainted in Tallarn colors, a not uncommon practice when units are placed on long term temporary duty to another regiment.  Scheherazade is also supported by units from the 23rd:  walkers and cavalry from the regimental recon company and a mortar squad from 7th Battalion's heavy weapons company.

 

 

Sadly, I wasn't able to finish up my stormtroopers in time for this tournament.  I'll definitely finish them up by the end of the month though.

 
 

 

Also, I got in a fun game against bugs this week. It was a maelstrom mission. On Turn 1 he flooded the board with gribbles which denied my outflanking and deepstriking assets places in which to deploy. An excellent strategy which got my Tyranid player the win. He was a great sport and I hope to see him at this weekend's tournament.

 

 

Here are some images from the game:

 

Red Platoon Squad and Leman Russ watch a Devilgaunt squad pour forth from a Tyranid drop pod, called a "Tyrannocyte"?

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Stormtroopers capture Objective 4

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A Carnifex chows down on members of Blue Platoon

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Stormtrooper Sergeant overwatches against a Tyranid Hive Tyrant, he missed

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An impressive old school model, a Haruspex?, chews on some stormtroopers. This model was great! And from the front he looked like he was smiling. I guess you'd be happy too if you were a Nid monster and you got too eat your fill of humans. smile.png

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The left flank holds (the center and right flank had collapsed)

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Enjoy the photos!


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Good looking army and nice pics from the batrep!

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Hi everyone,

 

I had a great time at the Huzzah Hobbies tournament this weekend! I managed to win best painted and I won 1 of my games. All 3 of my opponents were very nice and had some very well painted models.

 

Here are some photos:

 

 

Alpha Company, 7th Battalion, Tallarn 23rd Light Regiment, with attached armored, artillery, and recon support elements

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Manticore and Scout Sentinels (with new Sentinel Chainsaws!)

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Game 1 vs Slaanesh Emperor's Children CSM, after Sentinel Scout moves. I managed to win this game thanks to my Basilisk blowing my opponent off his objective. My outflanking platoon was this games MVP though. They acted as an excellent harassing unit.

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Sniper command squad in the treeline. This photo looks very Christmas-like to me.

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Sgt. Schaeffer's Gold Platoon Squad tarpits a spawn. Or am I the one being tarpitted?

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Tallarn Rough Riders outflank. They would fail their charge roll and re-roll and get blown away by the Emperor's Children you see here.

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Game 2 vs Space Marine Ultramarines, before the Sentinel Scout Move. This was a relic mission. I lost. My opponent infiltrated his scouts onto the relic. They grabbed it on the top of Turn 1 and spent the rest of the game sprinting away. He did a great job deepstriking his assault squads onto his flanks so my outflankers coudn't go after the relic.  My MVP was my command Russ, its plasma cannons and battlecannon kept dealing out damage.

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My Tallarn Manticore, "In Nomine Imperator"

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Space Marine Ultramarines in the center of the board. On the left you can see the scouts with the relic speeding away from my line. They had just jumped out of melee with the sentinel you see here.

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The Tallarn firebase advances

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Sergeant Spike, Corporal Leroy, Private Jamar, and Captain Al'Rahem outflank

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Game 3 on Turn 1:  vs a gorgeous Blood Angels opponent. I lost this mission due to poor maelstrom rolls. My opponent and I agreed I would have won had the game gone onto Turn 3 since he had only killed 17 power level worth of my stuff I I had killed 42 power level worth of his stuff. My MVP:  My Manticore, strength 10 vs a Landraider is certainly effective.

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Sergeant Schaeffer's Gold Platoon Squad tarpits a deepstriking character

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Tallarn sentinel's chainsword actually kills someone!

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Tallarn Manticore targets a Blood Angels Land Raider

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Blue Platoon Outflanks next to a Baal Predator and Tac Squad

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Blood Angels Termies beat on one of Gold Platoon's missile launcher teams

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Some thoughts:

-Game Length: We had 2 and a half hours per game. I managed to finish turn 3, turn 2, and turn 2, respectively. This is a bit ridiculous. While I love 8th edition, the games do seem longer. It's OK if a 2000 point pickup game lasts 4 hours, but 2000 points is a bit much for a tournament. And both my opponents and I were playing fairly quickly. I timed the rounds and usually I would take bout 2-3 minutes more during my turn than my opponent, which isn't bad for a horde army with 100+ infantry. Maybe 1500 points would work better.

-Super Heavies: Only 1 player brought super heavies, an IG player who brought 3 Shadowswords. He easily defeated all 3 opponents and won the tournament. I tried to convince him earlier this month that this was a bit unsporting. Then, during the tournament we all tried to convince him this was unsporting. We noted we are a casual, local tournament not the LVO. Sigh. This just reinforces my long held belief that knights and super heavies should only be allowed by your opponent's agreement. They have no place in a typical 40K game.

-Commissar Tanks: spending the 2 CP for the lead 9 buff to nearby infantry doesn't really fit my playstyle. I like to run my troops and tanks willy nilly around the board, often going in different directions. The Russ rarely buffed my infantry. I suspect this strategem would work well for a static gunline though.

-Manticores: This was the first time I used my Manticore since the 2014 IG Codex made them ridiculously expensive. I was very impressed. It served as a solid arty unit. I'd say it's about on par with the Bassy, all things considered.

-Command Squads with Sniper Rifles and a standard: the standard was a nice, cheap piece of kit. The sniper rifles killed 1 marine the entire tournament. Which is all you can expect of them. I think this squad would have been better served by a heavy bolter.

 

 

In all, it was a great tournament and a fine swansong event for Huzzah Hobbies!


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Awesome work

*sigh* nothing worse when people can't understand the difference between friendly tournament and competitive ...

Interesting your games didnt make it past T3. I haven't played competitively/timed since our codex dropped. Before then I could make it to T4/5 comfortably.

I definitely agree super heavies need to be agreed upon prior to the game.

I was luke warm on the maticore. When they upped the points cost in CA I've decided to run a second bassie before a manticore.

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Duz, yes, the higher points cost in CA is annoying.

I also suspect that game length will go down a little as well once we all commit our armies' rules to memory. With every edition there's a bit of a hiccup, but the game gradually speeds up.
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Hello, I hope everyone enjoyed their Holidays and Boxing Day!

 

I finished up the batch of 11 stormtroopers.  Here are some pics.

 

 

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Also, I've been very impressed with the way plasma pistols have workedfor IG sergeants. They are well worth the points. So I've converted all 9 of my platoon sergeants (Gold, Red, and Blue Platoons) to plasma pistols. This is technically a fluff violation since plasma is supposed to be rare.  But the 2003 IG Codex said Tallarns preferred to fight with missile launchers and plasma guns, so at least I'm sticking to that fluff.  Plus, in 8th we've all seen a significant increase in the number of Imperium and Chaos armies sporting plasma so someone must have found a plasma STC somewhere. :)

 

 

Here are my sergeants with their new plasma pistols

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And 2 of my stormie sergeants lacked chainswords so I gave 1 to each of them

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Enjoy the pics!


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They are brutal looking chainswords. They look very heavy. I’ve put plasma pistols on all my sergeant and captains retrospectively. Great bang for your buck

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Happy New Year everyone,

 

I've finished up a bunch of small IG projects!  Here are some photos:

 

 

I painted up a bunch of chainswords and plasma pistols on my sergeants.  Here is a before shot...

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And an after shot...you can see Spike and Bella sleeping in the background. 

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I also finally finished up Captain Scheherazade's powerfist and plasma pistol

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And I finished painting up my mortar and heavy weapons squads' bases.  Here is a before photo:

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And an after photo:

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And I finished up Colonel Khomeini's base...

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And I completed some magnetized plasma cannons.  I've found these work great on tank commanders. They are less effective on regular Russes because of the reduced BS. But if I have points to spare I sometimes upgrade sponson heavy bolters to sponson plasma cannons on my regular Russes as well.

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And in this image I was a bit goofy and stuck some plasma cannons on my Tallarn Hellhound rather than the usual inferno cannon/heavy flamer. 

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I also tried out a new hobbying skill, using fluids to improve my "paint chipping" effect. Til now I've just painted chips on by hand using black and boltgun metal or (in the case of my Manticore) used a sponge and boltgun metal. I like this effect, but over the years I've seen people do incredible things using either hairspray and salt or various third party interactive fluids.  So I bought AK's worn effects acrylic fluid for about $10.00 USD and gave it a whirl on  Khomeini's base and on the base of one of my mortar squads.

 

 

The mortar squad base looks pretty lame, but it was my first time using this new trick. 

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My 2nd attempt was with Khomeini's base and I think it came out better:

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Also I learned afterwards that I was doing it wrong.

 

What I did was:

-Prime

-undercoat

-seal with gloss varnish--I'll experiment to see if the effect is any different with matte varnish

-apply 2 coats of weathering fluid, letting it dry after each coat

-apply 4 thin coats of the basecoat, also letting it dry between each coat

-scratch off paint to achieve the desired effect. For the heavy bolter team I used a toothpick and was not impressed. For Khomeini I used a green scratch pad and was more impressed.

But I read that right before I begin scratching the paint off, I'm supposed to add some water to the model. This is the "interactive" part and it will make the scratching process easier and more natural. Since I didn't use water I had to scrub pretty hard and some of the undercoat and primer rubbed off.

 

Later this year I'll paint up an armored sentinel and use this trick with water.

 

Later this month  I'll do a 2017 gaming/hobbying year in review and 2018 upcoming year goals overview for ya. To whet your appetites I just got a small 5 trooper squad from Victoria Miniatures:

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I hope you enjoyed the photos!  


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Why put a yin-yang symbol on the Hellhound?

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Mostly because I liked the Yin Yang symbol's look.

But I  also love the WW2/heist movie "Kelly's Heroes." It seems to me that such a symbol would be something Donald Sutherland's character Oddball would paint on the side of his Sherman. Hellhound crews are supposed to be slightly unhinged after all.
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Hi everyone, I wrote up a “year in review” post. I hope ya’all don’t mind but I’m posting this to both my Night Lords Chaos and Tallarn IG Bolter and Chainsword blogs.

 

 

2017 40K Hobbying Year in Review

 

-Chaos Renegades

Renegades and Heretics were the big winner here. I managed to paint up 57 chaos renegade rank and file troopers. These troopers can be used as militia, cultists, disciples, or marauders. Most just have autopistol and brutal assault weapon, but some have missile launchers, icons, etc.

 

-Night Lords

I also painted up a bunch of Night Lords Chaos Marine models: a Dark Apostle, 3 spawn, 2 furies, 5 raptors, and 5 Chaos Marines.

 

-Death Guard

My long neglected Death Guard also got some love: 2 Chaos Rhinos, 3 spawn, and a Chaos Biker with lightning claw

 

-Imperial Guard

My main army, my Tallarns, also got some attention: I finished painting the names on the bases of all 300+ troopers and I painted up 4 servitors, 2 techpriests, a primary psyker, and 11 stormtroopers. I also completed the odd upgrade to existing turrets, infantry, terrain, etc, e.g. added a few backpacks too troopers and added more stowage to the odd turret.

 

 

-Terrain

I completed some IG trenches and some hills.

 

 

Here are some photos of most of the 97 models I completed in 2017

 

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I clocked in a little over 180 hours of painting which is my 5th most productive year since 2000.

 

In terms of my hobbying skills, I picked up 2 new skills:  how to make greatcoats out of greenstuff and how to create paint chipping effects with AK interactive fluid, although my first stabs at both skills was somewhat rudimentary. I also free-handed two models with icons.  I didn’t really develop any other new skills though. I’ll have to develop more new skills in 2018.

 

 

 

Close up of one of my free-handed banners

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2018 40K Hobbying Goals

 

First and foremost, I’d like to get started on my long neglected Ork army for 40K. It will be thematically based on a WWII soviet Red Army. Thankfully I already own most of the models.

 

I’d also like to keep adding new units to my IG and Chaos armies.  These will have to be newly purchased units because I’ve finally finished all the backlogged items in both armies—it only took me 17 years to catch up. In terms of terrain, I recently got a nice Forgeworld fighting emplacement that I’d like to paint up. Also, my Chaos army needs a display board for tournaments. I’m thinking a series of foam stepped hills with a nice Chaos star centerpiece. I’ll paint it red so I can use it with my Death Guard, Night Lords CSM, and/or my Renegades and Heretics—all 3 armies have red bases.

 

In terms of skills, I recently got Volume I of Forgeworld’s books on how to paint up armor so I’d like to try out some tricks in that awesome tome: using weathering powders, oil paints with spirits, etc. I’ll use those skills on some Renegades, IG, and Ork vehicles over the course of the year.

 

I’d also like to get better at painting flesh, greenstuffing greatcoats, color theory, and innumerable other skills.

 

 

 

2017 40K Gaming Year in Review

 

As always, I really enjoyed all my games. Since 7th Edition was so unbalanced I lost most of my 7th Edition games. I did much better in 8th. I really enjoy the way this edition got rid ot formtions and balanced everyone up. I also like the various you-go-I-go aspects of deployment and melee.  8th is just such a fun and fluid edition.

-2017 7th Edition Chaos record: 33% win rate in 7th Edition (2 losses and 1 win)

-2017 8th Edition Chaos record: N/A (I didn’t play any Chaos games in 8th til 2018)

-2017 7th Edition IG record: 8% win rate in (1 win and 11 losses)

-2017 8th Edition IG record: 62% win rate (5 wins and 3 losses)

 

I brought my IG to a total of 4 tournaments over the year at PFC Games in Edmonds, Mugu Games in Everett, Games and Gizmos in Kirkland, and Ordo Fanaticus Club Challenge in Vancouver Washington.

 

2018 40K Gaming Goals

I don’t really have any specific gaming goals other than to get in a game here and there and to attend a few tournaments. Like most of you, I’m really enjoying 8th edition. I’m hoping to bring my Renegades and Night Lords to Ordo Fanaticus this summer—and maybe I’ll bring Orks next year. There’s an escalation tournament in Ballard that goes from early February to mid March. It starts at 750 and ends at 2000.  I’m not sure if I want to schlep over there 6 times though (about 100 minutes round trip) and I’m also not sure if I’d bring my Night Lords and Renegades or my Tallarns.

 

 

Til next time!

 

IG, “We are many. They are few.”

Night Lords, “The quick and the dead.”

Nurgle, “There’s something rotten in Denmark.”


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Hello everyone, I recently got in a small game of 40K against a very kind and chill Imperial Fist player.

 

I managed a win although it was a close game and could have gone either way.  Here are some photos:

 

 

My A Company, 7th Battalion, Tallarn 23rd Light before the game

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His Imperial Fists before the battle. His scouts were already deployed. Imp Fist painters sure do a great job of layering up that yellow. Kudos!

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Imp Fist snipers treat Lt. Rushdie with extreme prejudice by juicing him on Turn 1

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Causing Captain Scheherezade to wisely hide behind  a wall

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The Desert Dogs rough rider squad outflanks and takes out a Tac Squad, although it's a training mission so no one is really hurt. But the Tac Squad does owe the rough riders a round.

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Blue Platoon, Captain Al'Rahem, rough riders, and Desert Scimitars SWS outflanking

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The Imp Fists meet this threat and begin shredding my outflankers to bits

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Imp Fist character dramatically swinging his power sword

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Captain Khomeini, with his freshly painted powerfist, manages to use it to take out this flyer. No New Model Syndrome here.

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Also, I finished up my first pledge for Trooping the Color. This is Lieutenant Winters, formerly of the Praetorian 8th. She has been mustered into the 23rd where she is now learning the customs, tactics, and battle cant of the Tallarns. She is hopefully the first of many Praetorians from Victoria Miniatures. I'm a fan of the 1997 Games Day Massacre at Big Toof River display board (where Tallarns and Praetorians fought and died alongside each other). I intend to eventually have at least a pair of 30-trooper Praetorian platoons.

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I hope you enjoyed the pics!


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fantastic pics dude! love seeing your army in action, such character to it. Also very nice to see the mon a good table against an equally nicely painted army.

 

I assume thats a vic pretorian? looking forward to seeing the rest of them get transfered into the regiment. That display... man, I spent soo many hrs looking at the pics in the WD when that came out


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Holy :cussballs.

Your Captain is female? There are female Tallarn sculpts?


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"I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilential congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither. Nor woman neither."

 

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Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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That's a nice Imperial Fists army, but nicer still to get a close win well done :tu:


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Thank you for your kind words.

 

Spafe, yes, the Praetorian lieutenant is from Victoria Miniatures. It’s a really well-sculpted line of troopers. They are really fun to paint up.

 

Res Ipsa Loquitir, no, sadly the Tallarn line did not include females. Although next week Forgeworld will be releasing Yolanda Scorn, a female bounty hunter with a Tallarnesque head for their Necromunda game. Captain Scheherazade is an “augur” model from the old Mordheim Sisters of Sigmar mercenary warband. I just gave her a Tallarn head. 


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